We hope these opportunities for professional growth and creative development will be helpful to our SIBlings. Please check back regularly to see new offerings and deadlines. If you would like to submit something scroll to the bottom of the page!
We Are Here: 2023 Juried Exhibition
October 16, 2022
This 2023 juried exhibition celebrates LGBTQIA+ voices in the contemporary metals community. It seeks to include a variety of metals, (steel, silver, copper, gold, bronze, aluminum, pewter, iron, brass, etc.), techniques (forging, casting, fabricating, raising, enameling, etc.), and forms (jewelry, hollowware, sculpture, installations, furniture, tools, hardware, ornamental architecture, etc.).
RAW tools is a multifaceted organization centered around nonviolence. They operate firearm donation and disabling, nonviolence training, and partner with blacksmiths to turn donated guns into gardening tools which they sell to support their mission. SIBs is partnering with RAW tools to offer several opportunities to participate in this effort.
-Help host a gun to garden tool demonstration event.
-Make tools from gun barrels RAW tools will send you.
-RAW tools can also train folks how to disable firearms.
-Donate a gun to be disabled and forged into garden tools.
To express your interest in any of these options please visit the website and contact RAW tools at email@example.com.
Rent a blacksmith shop
Seattle Washington, USA
Greetings blacksmiths! Are you a blacksmith and or fabricator who is looking for a studio in the Seattle area? Good! Because I am looking for someone kind and trustworthy to sublease my studio! It is well outfitted with tooling including power hammer, gas forge, welders, bandsaws, drill press, #4 fly press and more. The location is in Georgetown, south of Downtown and in the thriving artist community of Equinox Studios.
The space is about 750 sq ft and very well equipped. The building is a shared space with a secure front door and separate lock on my studio door. There are about 40 other artists in the building and over 100 in the entire community of the multiple buildings. You would be sharing the space with one other person who spends time in the studio sparingly.
Please private message me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about price or anything else. I will not be posting the price publicly, but it will be very affordable.
Blacksmiths and Asbestos
Blacksmiths are at risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused from asbestos exposure that can take 20-50 years to develop. Due to its heat-resistant properties, asbestos was used extensively in blacksmith gear as well as the tiles in the floor/ceiling around the forge and work area.
Our website features extensive information on asbestos and we work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups all at no cost.
Student Shop Managers Consortium (SSMC)
SSMC is a community of practice for academic shop professionals and associates and this is the venue for collegial, professional discussion of providing and managing resources for making in higher education.
Membership is open to managers and staff of student fabrication facilities and affiliates in educational institutions worldwide. Manufacturers and vendors of equipment, materials and software of interest to SSMC members are welcome to participate and inform, but this is not a venue for sales and solicitations are not welcome. Go to the link, scroll down, and hit the blue "Join this group" button to join.
Kentucky Crafts Encyclopedia
The Kentucky Crafts Encyclopedia is a portal to information about Kentucky craft practices, craft history, craft institutions, craftsmakers, and places that exhibit or sell craft products. Besides providing a basic overview of the topic, the site links visitors to other websites or places that supply more extensive information. This site is under constant development by folklorist Thomas A. Adler, Ph.D., of Lexington, Kentucky.